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This book describes the various growth patterns of forests from a mechanistic point of view. Its purpose is to help silviculturists, forest managers, and ecologists understand and anticipate how forests grow and respond to intentional manipulations and natural disturbances. Demands on the forest have been increasing for timber production, wildlife habitat, water protection, recreation, and protection from fires, insects, and diseases. These demands have created an emphasis on prescribing site-specific treatments for individual stands of trees, rather than treating broad areas uniformly
Formerly published by John Wiley & Sons; Copyright now held by C.D.Oliver & B.C. Larson
forestry, stand dynamics, forest, forests, trees, measurement
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Forest Biology | Forest Management | Other Forestry and Forest Sciences
Oliver, Chadwick Dearing and Larson, Bruce A., "Forest Stand Dynamics, Update Edition" (1996). Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Other Publications. 1.